TV SERIES Review: Star Trek: The Animated Series S1E16 – The Jihad ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Season 1
CBS All Access (Original TV network: NBC)
January 12, 1974
Run Time: 24 minutes

Episode 16 – “The Jihad”

On the asteroid Vedala, Kirk and Spock are summoned to assist a group of aliens on an adventure to find a religious artifact. Some creative alien creatures include a golden eagle, a lizard Gorn-like creature and a green bug

The expedition takes the group to a planet filled with traps, including erupting volcanoes, extreme temperatures. Several previous expeditions have failed, will this one succeed? This is an action-packed, adventure episode. Will they successfully find and retrieve the Soul of the Skorr”?


This is the last episode of the first season run. The second season only had 6 episodes, bringing the entire series run to a grand total of 22 episodes.

Always good seeing Kirk and Spock working together, and their motley crue of fellow explorers makes this episode even more entertaining. This would have made a really exciting live action episode. Maybe someday this will be adapted. Recommended.

Episode rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

2 thoughts on “TV SERIES Review: Star Trek: The Animated Series S1E16 – The Jihad ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  1. My girlfriend bought me this series collection for Christmas. She is awesome.

    On your desire to see this adapted, I remember hearing the production cost for this would be prohibitive for a television episode or even a theatrical production.

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    1. Who cares about budges any more? Scorsese could direct 😉 Seriously, I’m in the minority that complains about budgets.

      Seriously, animated made it possible to explore more exciting, action-oriented and lush remote planet sets than would have been possible in the 70s, but I’m not so sure with current green screen tech and VFX that they couldn’t do some of these stories on a less expensive budget. Could be wrong, but wish they’d look back into some of these stories as source material instead of making new stories with all the current woke garbage we’re getting in Trek world.


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